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RE: What is the safe way to fill a propane tank?

That's a general worry about young people. Corporate thinking does not develop a keen and inquisitive mind.
Son of Norway 05/17/18 01:06pm General RVing Issues
RE: What is the safe way to fill a propane tank?

Makes me worry about having to insist that a reluctant attendant do it the way I direct them to.
Son of Norway 05/17/18 12:04pm General RVing Issues
RE: What is the safe way to fill a propane tank?

Is the bleeder on my '89 likely to be the same 80% type?
Son of Norway 05/17/18 12:02pm General RVing Issues
What is the safe way to fill a propane tank?

I run into three types of propane fill attendants. (Class A horizontal) One just connects to the valve and fills the tank. Another opens the bleed valve as they fill the tank until propane sputters out. The other kind first bleeds the tank then connects to it and fills it. Each kind says that their way is the only way that they have ever done it and they have never even heard of the other ways. Which person is right? Thanks.
Son of Norway 05/17/18 11:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Fall Colorado Trip

We usually camp at Steamboat Lake State Park at that time of year. No crowds, great scenery and fall colors, and good fishing.
Son of Norway 04/21/18 10:56pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: What can I tow with my Suburban

I have a half-ton Suburban, and I would not tow a trailer of any significant size with it. You need a bigger truck.
Son of Norway 04/10/18 09:45pm Towing
RE: Gasoline Smell in Cabin

Also check the vacuum lines and the vapor canister.
Son of Norway 04/04/18 11:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Why not to buy used.

Buying used, even with repairs, costs a fraction of the money you need to buy new. Also, as far as your money goes, buying new makes absolutely no financial sense. However, your comfort and needs need to come first.
Son of Norway 03/31/18 01:57pm General RVing Issues
RE: What is the average lifespan of a rooftop A/C unit?

The AC in my 1972 Winnebago was still working fine when I traded it in 2007. Both AC's in the 1989 HR I have now work fine, no repairs. So I have gotten at least 30 yrs of service from the AC's that I have owned.
Son of Norway 03/30/18 06:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Dry camping and solar power

All is not lost. Is this in the SW or similar dry area? Try a roof-mount swamp/evaporative-type cooler. Google it and you will find a few different models. I saw one on Alibaba. I have been in an RV that was being cooled by one and it worked quite well. On Edit: Try TurboKOOL
Son of Norway 03/29/18 05:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: How can my mother get into our motorhome?

Thanks to all for the kind words and great suggestions. Yes my mother is a real trooper! I'll go through all the possibilities and hopefully find one that works for us.
Son of Norway 03/14/18 07:41pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
How can my mother get into our motorhome?

Hello; My mother has always liked going with us on camping trips. She is now 96 and she broke her hip last year. She can still walk around the house and go out to places, but her days of climbing steps or stairs are over. I think that she could maneuver around inside our motorhome and there are things for her to grab onto to steady herself. The main problem I see is how she can get into and out of the RV. There are three steps, and I do not think it is safe for her to climb up or go down them. Modifying the motorhome to add a lift isn't an option for us. Has anyone worked through this issue? Does anyone have any ideas? Thank you.
Son of Norway 03/13/18 08:16pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Generator compartment - how hot does it get?

Yes, a generator compartment can get very hot. On one very hot day with a power outage I was running the generator with an extension cord to keep the refrigerators in my S&B running. After several hours I smelled fire and smoke was coming out of the generator compartment. The backing on the insulation had caught fire. I would not put any electrical components in a generator compartment.
Son of Norway 03/12/18 01:36pm Toy Haulers
RE: Mounting Items

Try toggle bolts for mounting to the exterior walls.
Son of Norway 03/06/18 09:23pm Travel Trailers
RE: Was just gifted a RV. Excited but worried. 80 dodge jamboree

Look at what I have, I wouldn't have any business raining on your parade. We started out with a 1972 Winnebago. Step 1: Make sure it will run. Step 2: Make sure it will stop. Then take it from there. Go on the forum to ask any specific questions. Welcome to the forum.
Son of Norway 01/19/18 10:42pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tilting Solar panels makes a big difference!

I think that solar power has some basic contradictions for RV's. The temptation is to mount them flat on top and then park in the sun. The results are best when you park in the shade and have your panels out and tilted towards the sun. But then you have to lug them around and worry about them during windy weather or when you leave your campsite.
Son of Norway 01/19/18 12:57pm Tech Issues
RE: Winter camping in the Porkies?

Yes, backpacking on snowshoes with my brother forty years ago. -15 and snow. Did a circle hike down to Lake Superior then back up to Lake of the Clouds. On the last night I caught a stomach flu with a bad fever. My brother, God bless him, paced circles around the fire for 24 hours while I laid in the tent wrapped up in all of our warm clothing and both of our sleeping bags. Best backpacking trip I ever went on. My brother might even say the same.
Son of Norway 12/29/17 10:42pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Fresh Water Tank Drainage ?

You can use the water pump to empty some of it out of the hot water heater valve.
Son of Norway 10/30/17 03:41pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Question about using run/start capacitors

I have a clamp-on meter and even it is not able to accurately measure the start-up. In addition to that, a hard-start capacitor does not do the job all by itself. That generator still has to charge it when the AC is first turned on.
Son of Norway 10/30/17 03:35pm Tech Issues
RE: Yet Another Sad Day

It doesn't have to be that way. Even during the winter we can get 3-4 days of good weather at a time here in Denver. If schedules permit, it is easy to de-winterize and go camping. After we get back, re-winterizing only takes about a half-hour. We even go camping without the water system. We use blue jugs of water and plastic basins in the sinks. We pour anti-freeze into the holding tanks. It is possible to enjoy camping all year round, and in the off-season there is very little competition for campsites.
Son of Norway 10/28/17 03:23pm Fifth-Wheels
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